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Presidential address: Wherefore?

Labor arbitrators are experiencing an increase in the scope of cases outside the CBA, while the authority and power of parties and the authority of arbitrators have been circumscribed by statutory social agendas.

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Other people’s messes: The arbitrator as cleanup hitter

Professor Heinsz discusses the authority of arbitrators to reconsideration the earlier decisions of other arbitrators. His observations include the results of a questionnaire that he sent Academy members. Rolf Valtin opines that parties’ use of the words “final and binding” connotes their intention that an arbitration decision will not be merely advisory; not their intention …

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